Each of these pieces is part of the Shelter Collection, designed in Charleston, South Carolina and produced by a team of artisans in Star, North Carolina. After the closing of a factory in Star left a large portion of the town unemployed, nonprofit STARworks used the vacant building to start a full-scale ceramics and glassblowing studio, reviving the community economy by drawing artisans and craftspeople from all over the world. The Shelter Collection is a testament to the power of art in rebuilding communities.
This handthrown ceramic cup comes in mini, short, and tall sizes, and we’re finding excuses to use them everywhere: the mini is great as an unusual cocktail glass or sake cup, or as a salt cellar; the short makes for a statuesque bedside water glass; and the tall cup is just right for holding pencils or brushes, or a small bunch of fresh flowers.
Each cup is made from local North Carolina stoneware and hand-dipped in a matte glaze, leaving a bit of warm, earth-colored clay peeking through the bottom. They’re hand thrown using locally harvested and processed clay and glazes, and the slight variations in the final product makes each one unique.
- Made in: Star, North Carolina
- Made of: North Carolina stoneware with a matte glaze
- Size: Mini is 2.5" H x 2" in diameter and holds 4 ounces; Short is 4" H x 3" in diameter and holds 12 ounces; Tall is 6.5" H x 2.5" in diameter and holds 16 ounces.
Sourced from: The Shelter Collection
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Photography by Rocky Luten, Julia Gartland, and Bobbi Lin.